Patents by Inventor Kouji Ichikawa

Kouji Ichikawa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20020017800
    Abstract: There is provided a sun visor holder wherein efficiency with which the sun visor holder is mounted on a body panel is greatly improved. A sun visor holder includes holding pieces engaging with an interior material, and also includes engaging claws engaging with and nipping a body panel, and a flange portion. The sun visor holder can be mounted at the body panel in a state of being temporarily fastened to the interior material, and can also be mounted by simply being inserted in mounting holes. Therefore, the efficiency with which the sun visor holder is mounted on the body panel is greatly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Applicant: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Kouji Ichikawa, Yoshinori Noritake, Eiji Hibi
  • Publication number: 20020014915
    Abstract: A plurality of bypass capacitors are associated with a plurality of circuit blocks involved in a microcomputer. Each bypass capacitor is disposed between a power input terminal of a corresponding circuit block and a ground line. The circuit blocks are arrayed with respect to a power supply terminal in order of the noise level at the power input terminals of respective circuit blocks, so that a circuit block having a lower noise level is located near the power supply terminal while a circuit block having a higher noise level is located far from the power supply terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ishikawa, Kouji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 6054751
    Abstract: In an integrated circuit in which function blocks constituting a CPU block, a memory block and the like, a power supply line for supplying power to the function blocks, and multiple signal lines for inputting and outputting signals to and from the function blocks are formed on a semiconductor substrate, bypass capacitors are provided on the power supply line in proximity to or inside the function blocks. The capacitances of these bypass capacitors are set in correspondence with the consumed current characteristics of the respective function blocks. As a result, noise produced on the power supply line by the operation of the function blocks can be suppressed and it is possible to certainly prevent such noise from leaking out through power supply terminals and input/output terminals of the integrated circuit to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Ichikawa, Hiroshi Fujii, Susumu Tsuruta, Hideaki Ishihara
  • Patent number: 5716578
    Abstract: A retainer for a seat that can be molded by a pair of metal molds and which prevents water from entering into a portion which locks a hook member. The retainer for a seat comprises: a box-shaped leg body with an opening being inserted through a mounting hole; a flange extending outwardly from a vicinity of the opening; pawl portions protruding from outer surfaces of the leg body, and the peripheral edge of the mounting hole is held between the pawl portions and the flange; and retaining bodies protruding from the inner surfaces of the leg body in the direction of approaching each other, and resillently retaining a hook member which is inserted through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Kouji Ichikawa, Seiichi Yuda
  • Patent number: 5649783
    Abstract: A retainer for seat which can be molded by a pair of metal molds and which prevents water from entering into a portion which locks a hook member. The retainer for seat comprises: a box-shaped leg body with an opening being inserted through a mounting hole; a flange extending outwardly from a vicinity of the opening; pawl portions protruding from outer surfaces of the leg body, and the peripheral edge of the mounting hole is held between the pawl portions and the flange; and retaining bodies protruding from the inner surfaces of the leg body in the direction of approaching each other, and resiliently retaining a hook member which is inserted through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Kouji Ichikawa, Seiichi Yuda
  • Patent number: 5429165
    Abstract: A pneumatic-shaped solid tire in which rim slip is improved, the tire main body (4) comprises a tread rubber layer (3) and a base rubber layer (2) made of a rubber composition having a JIS(A) hardness from 75 to 90 in which short cordlike or fiberlike reinforcing materials are not mixed, the thickness (TC) of the base rubber layer measured from the base line (BL) to the radially outer face thereof is 0.3 to 0.7 times the tire section height (TH), and the base rubber layer is provided therein with a radially inner band (7) and a radially outer band (6) which are spaced apart from each other in the radial direction of the tire, each of the bands comprising at least one ply of heat-shrinkable organic fiber cords laid at an angle from 0 to 15 degrees with respect to the tire circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries
    Inventors: Kouji Ichikawa, Motoshi Tanigawa, Takashi Nishimura, Shigeki Yamanaka, Kiyoshige Muraoka, Ryozo Okada
  • Patent number: 5317427
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method is provided which makes it possible to reproduce all information of digital image data having a wide dynamic range. A high frequency component of luminance image data is removed by a digital filter. The luminance image data whose high frequency component is removed is divided into highlight image data and shadow image data. Level conversion processing is performed so that the luminance level of the blackest point of the highlight image and the luminance level of the whitest point of the shadow image coincide with each other. Luminance image data is generated by synthesizing the highlight image data, the shadow image data, and the high frequency component. A thermal head is driven on the basis of the luminance image data generated and chrominance image data, to print an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 4877071
    Abstract: A cushion tire especially intended for industrial or construction vehicles such as a forklift truck wherein the cushion tire has a triple layered structure comprising a base rubber layer, a middle rubber layer and a tread rubber layer arranged radially outwardly in that order, and the middle rubber layer is provided with a hollow part extending circumferentially of the tire, whereby the ride is softened while durability and driving stability are maintained at a good level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tanigawa, Hidehiko Dohi, Takashi Nishimura, Kouji Ichikawa, Tetsuo Koishi